Fans and foes agree: Pacquiao was robbed

The uproar and shock over the boxing match result of the June 9 bout between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley were sustained the day after the Filipino boxing icon lost his WBC crown to the American. Fingers pointed to many directions, including Pacquiao’s newfound faith, but a common culprit emerged: the judges scoring. All indicators, including Bradley’s own comments at his corner during the 12-round fight, and Compubox, which boxing statisticians use to cover all major bouts, showed that Pacquiao lorded over the fight in terms of what matters: total punches, power shots and jabs. While a rematch became de facto, some scorned at it as just a way for the reported game fixers to earn more bucks. With analysts and celebrities crying foul, the decision  was a low point in boxing.

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